Nourish Gently, Lead Quietly
The wise man does not have
To be right or win an argument.
The virtuous man is not interested In finding fault.
When you know everything,
There is nothing left to learn.
When you have more than you need,
Its presence weighs you down.
Therefore, the sage does not hoard.
He gives freely and always has plenty.
The Tao nourishes gently and
The master leads quietly.
Flow like water,
Reflect like a mirror,
Respond like an echo.
When all the work is done
And lessons are embodied,
Throw the book away.